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Beekeeping history: Harvesting honey from fixed-comb hives

, : Beekeeping history: Harvesting honey from fixed-comb hives. Bulletin Technique Apicole 23(3): 111-118

Different methods of harvesting honey from fixed-comb hives, from ancient times to the start of the 20th century, are described, with illustrations.

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